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For Sale ~ 1930s 1940s Buick Valve in Head Neon Sign. Two Sided

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1930s 1940s Buick Valve in Head neon sign. Two sided. Very cool. Neon will need to be fixed. Case is very nice. 72'' x 39''. The dealer used red paint back in the day to cover the "valve in head". Probably could be taken off with a mineral spirit. Truly a must have for a collector. 
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Really love it. But for 10 grand I rather buy cars, not signs. 😁😂

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I get that, but that picture is a miniature replica of this sign. The real sign we have is 72'' long and weighs a probably 200 pounds. This is one that was hung up at a dealership in Mississippi.  

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 I have seen signs sell in the 60’s and 70’s.  Very good ones that are rare   Routinely sell for six figures.

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6 hours ago, DrukAuto said:

I get that, but that picture is a miniature replica of this sign. The real sign we have is 72'' long and weighs a probably 200 pounds. This is one that was hung up at a dealership in Mississippi.  

I know, your sign is just fantastic. Great design that inspired me to make mine. Unfortunately neon is not so easy to simulate. You will sell it quickly! 

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Some years ago (probably 40 years ago) a friend and I left a free one of these in a dealer attic, because it was too big and heavy to handle.  The building had changed from a Buick dealership to a Ford dealership. This was in Maryland, maybe 30 miles west of Baltimore, north of D.C.  I've often thought about that mistake..

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We all make mistakes !When i think about the cars i could buy and not did ( Mercedes 300SL roadster ) i could commit suicide .But i did some good deals also so i will stay here for a little  while more .

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4 hours ago, Dynaflash8 said:

Some years ago (probably 40 years ago) a friend and I left a free one of these in a dealer attic, because it was too big and heavy to handle.  The building had changed from a Buick dealership to a Ford dealership. This was in Maryland, maybe 30 miles west of Baltimore, north of D.C.  I've often thought about that mistake..

Maybe it is still there in the attic!!! Waiting for you!? 

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I don't think it is still there Hans1965.  The Ford Co. owner's name was Don Mullinix and he was an AACA member.  I don't know if he is still living even.  I have no memory of the name of the town and I'm approaching 81 and living in Florida.

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I have a Packard equivalent of this sign, and they are indeed very heavy.  Probably around 200 pounds for the Packard sign, too.  I've noticed that some people cut these sorts of signs up into two signs and mount each to a wall, which makes some sense given that a two-sided sign with neon on both sides is pretty hard to put up in a personal garage (and the two-sided sign is quick thick, too.).   I'm not sure what it does to value, but I can see why people do that.

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Is the sign a porcelain finish?  That would help explain the weight.  The rust stains seem to be coming from penetrations that possibly exposed bare metal.  

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It is a porcelain finish. In very good condition. The rust stains are very minimal and could probably be cleaned right off. 

 

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Must of been a good. deal. We've been seeing them for $25k being sold. Someone can make an offer as well.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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On 8/8/2019 at 12:53 PM, Dynaflash8 said:

I have no memory of the name of the town and I'm approaching 81 and living in Florida.

 

You should be able to remember that sign location better than you remember what you had for lunch yesterday!

Bernie

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Love those old dealer signs, but if your budget won't allow, how about a Buick clock? Not trying to hijack your listing, just showing a lower price alternative.

Henry F.

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I never have seen that clock, or at least I don't remember it.  I have a totally different (older) clock in my garage.

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17 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

You should be able to remember that sign location better than you remember what you had for lunch yesterday!

Bernie

Nope, it was a very small town west of Baltimore and north of Washington.  Maybe if I had a Maryland map I could get lucky.  My friend and I had no idea how heavy it was.  We could never have gotten it down out of the attack and into the 1971 Dodge van I was driving.

 

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